26 July 2014

Port Lincoln Ringneck

After walking about the Bush Telegraph Station at Alice Springs,  N.T. this post (Snap Happy Online), I ventured outside the boundaries to the 'waterhole' behind; looking for birds.

well there's a spot of water there...only just


fact-sheet on the Port Lincoln Ringneck is here




 Alice Springs Waterhole, dry...how dry?

this dry



and another

one of the many wonderful hanging artwork by students of the School of the Air, in Alice Springs.  Well done Darcy!  Their website is here.

Sharing with Saturday's Critters





25 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole Never seen or heard of this lovely bird. You got great shots of it. WOW! That is DRY! Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carole, I enjoyed the drawings and your photos of the Port Lincoln Ringneck.. It is a beautiful parrot.. Thank you for linking up with my critter party. Enjoy your weekend!

Irma said...

Hi Carole, what a beautiful parrots, beautiful species I've never seen.
There is no water in the Alice Springs Waterhole, really unimaginable.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Brian King said...

This is my first time seeing photos of this one. Gorgeous colors!

TexWisGirl said...

what a beauty! sorry about the drought, though!

EG CameraGirl said...

Port Lincoln Ringnecks are very cool. Really nice photos of them!

Breathtaking said...

The Port Lincoln Ringneck is a beautiful parrot.Well done for spotting it amongst the foliage.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Curious as to if that is a "normal" dry for the waterhole or an exceptional occurrence. I like the artwork on interpretive sign for the Ringneck.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The parrot is gorgeous. I hope the birds and the other critters can find water somewhere else.

Ela said...

I've never seen such a colorful bird ! Really beautiful !
Have a nice weekend :)

Jocee said...

What a beauty. Lovely photos of the area and the Ringneck.

Stewart M said...

That whole area is great - but it is dry.

We had this species of parrot join us for lunch in central AS when we were there.

Sorry about the much delayed reply - I've been in the UK for a month and I let the blog sit on the back burner - normal service will resume soon!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Jan Castle said...

Seeing how dry it is makes me thirsty...LOL! Beautiful Ringneck!
TFS Carole...so enjoyable!
Jan

Phil Slade said...

Boy, that is dry Carole. It's a lovely looking parrot and I think Darcy really captured the striking colours of the bird.

Bob Bushell said...

Love the Port Lincoln Ringneck, it's special.

NatureFootstep said...

thsi seem to be a new one for me as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

Germán Ibarra Zorrilla said...

Bellísimo, una maravilla. Un saludo desde Cantabria, España.

Anni said...

Incredible art work!!! And such a stunning bird!!

Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot!

Lisa Gordon said...

I've never heard of this bird, Carole.
He sure is a handsome one.

HansHB said...

Beautiful bird-photos! So cute!
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Ida said...

Such a beautiful bird. I love the bright colors. Great art work of the bird as well and yes that was a very "dry" waterhole for sure.

Felicia said...

gorgeous bird. I'm sorry its so dry there, raining heavily here as I type.

Sharon Wagner said...

He is a very primary colored parrot. He looks like a familiar flag.

Helma said...

What a lovely and beautiful colored bird is this.
Also you panoramic views of the landscape I find beautiful to see.
Thank you to share.

Kay said...

A hole without water... wonderful..it is very dry though.
Another beautiful bird!!